Meet Betsy 

“As a lifelong child advocate, it has been a privilege to serve GMSD for the past two years.  I want to ensure every child in our community continues to have a high quality education in safe and welcoming schools.”

                             ~~Betsy Landers


  • Chair of Germantown Municipal School District School Board

  • President of National Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

    • Lead an association of 5 million plus members, overseeing a staff of 60 and a multi-million-dollar budget. During my two-year tenue we overcame a $4 million-dollar deficit, leaving the association with a $2 million-dollar surplus.​

  • President of Tennessee PTA and Shelby County Council PTA

  • GMSD Site Selection Committee and Design Review Committee

  • GMSD Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) Commission

  • President of Germantown High PTSA, Southwind PTA and Highland Oaks PTA

  • Member of Finance Committee, Germantown United Methodist Church

  • 20+ Years Advocating on Behalf of Children and Public Education

  • Member of Germantown Education Commission

  • Trustee of the National PTA Endowment Fund

  • Participant in School Discipline Consensus Project, Council of State Governments Justice Center

  • Member of PBS Next Generation Advisory Board

  • Secretary, Tennessee Emergency Medical Services to Children Foundation, Executive


Betsy and her husband, Ben G. Landers, have three children Benton (Courtney), Nicholas, Mary Frances (Martin), and two grandchildren Tripp and Emma. They have lived in Germantown since 1994.





  • Third consecutive year of highest ACT average (25.5) in the state

  • Early literacy rate increases each year K-1

  • Implementation of STEM and Work Based Learning

  • Electronic devices for 6-12th graders to facilitate 21st Century learning

  • Security and safety upgrades to our schools

  • Maintained a multi-million dollar reserve

  • Building new elementary school to manage growth and eliminate use of portable classrooms

  • Mobilized community engagement for stakeholders and broader community

  • Expenditures of over 53 million in Capital Improvements

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